Captain D’s Teams Up With American Development Partners To Accelerate Expansion

Nashville, Tenn. — Captain D’s, the leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, has partnered with leading development firm American Development Partners (ADP) to propel the company’s ongoing aggressive franchise development plans. Captain D’s has enlisted ADP to aid franchisees in the development of new locations by facilitating the acquisition of land and overseeing construction.

Pizza Hut Canada Plans Expansion in Eastern Canada

Toronto — Pizza Hut Canada, a division of YUM! Brands, Inc. and the world's largest pizza franchise, has entered into a development arrangement with Franchise Management Inc. (FMI). Under this agreement, FMI will purchase 38 existing Pizza Hut restaurants in Quebec and the Greater Ottawa/Kingston region, as well as add new DelCo (delivery/carry out) model stores in Eastern Canada over the next 5 years.

Jack in the Box Inc. CFO To Retire

San Diego — Jerry Rebel plans to retire as Jack in the Box Inc.’s chief financial officer in 2018. The company will begin an external search for a new CFO, and Rebel will continue to serve as CFO until after the appointment of a successor.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe To Open First Locations In Idaho

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, has signed a franchise agreement to open four restaurants in Idaho, with the first cafe slated to open in Boise this June. The new restaurants will mark the brand's entry into the state and will be owned and operated by KMP TSC, LLC, comprised of longtime entrepreneurs and husband-and-wife team, Kory and Michelle Pukash.

Captain D’s To Open 18 New Restaurants

Nashville, Tenn.Captain D's, a leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, has signed agreements to expand the brand's presence in Illinois, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. As part of this aggressive growth, the company will open 18 new restaurants over the next several years.

The Greene Turtle Opens First Restaurant in New Jersey; Plans 14 More

Columbia, Md. — The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille has opened its first location in New Jersey, an 8,181-square-foot franchise restaurant with a 1,456-square-foot patio, in North Brunswick. The new restaurant is the first to open under a multi-unit development agreement for South and Central New Jersey signed by Imperial Restaurant Group LLC.

Church’s Chicken® Adding 10 New Restaurants to Florida

Atlanta — Church’s Chicken® has signed a new franchising deal with Florida Chicken LLC, which has secured the rights to open 10 new restaurants in Florida. New markets slated for development include multiple restaurants in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando, with another 10-restaurant deal expected to follow in 2021.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Achieves Significant Growth in 2016

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading fast-casual cafe concept, signed franchise agreements to develop more than 160 new cafes across the U.S. in 2016 and closed out the year with 86 new restaurant openings, expanding the brand's presence in cities nationwide including Charleston, S.C.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Dallas and Houston.

Arby’s Inks Deal To Open 50 New Restaurants

Atlanta — Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, has signed a new development agreement with Parikh Network, LLC, a new franchisee to the Arby’s brand, to open 50 new restaurants over the next 8 years.

Quaker Steak & Lube Accelerates Expansion

Westlake, Ohio — Family casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube has supercharged its franchise development efforts and is seeking entrepreneurs interested in opening multiple restaurants in Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Old Chicago To Open Nearly 24 Locations Across 8 States

Broomfield, Colo. — Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has signed franchise development agreements with three of its existing franchise partners to open nearly two dozen new restaurants. These agreements will grow Old Chicago's footprint across eight states, including Tennessee, South Carolina, Montana, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi.

Captain D's To Open 9 New Restaurants

Nashville, Tenn.Captain D's has signed franchise development agreements to expand its presence in Georgia, Texas and Virginia. As part of this accelerated growth, the company will open five new restaurants in the Savannah, Ga., market, three in Dallas, and one in Hopewell, Va., over the next several years.

Boston’s Plans To Open More Than 70 New Restaurants

El Paso, Texas — Following its announcement in May that it would be growing from 29 to 100 locations by 2019, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, a Dallas-based casual dining concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, is well on its way to achieving its goal with several recent openings and franchise signings.

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